The '''National Aeronautics and Space Administration''' ('''NASA''') is the Federal government of the United States|United States government
agency responsible for the civilian list of space agencies|space program
as well as aeronautics
President of the United States|President Dwight D. Eisenhower
established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958
with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act
was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
(NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.
Since that time, most U.S. space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo program|Apollo Moon...